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OnLive cloud gaming comes to UK

OnLive cloud gaming comes to UK

OnLive, the cloud based video game service, has launched in the UK.

The system, which went live in the United States last year, allows users to play games without owning a traditional console.

Instead, the applications are all run on remote servers with the video streamed across the internet.

Run in conjunction with BT, OnLive requires a broadband connection faster than 1Mbps and works on PC, Macs, Tablets and net connected TV’s.

Because the system uses video streaming and players effectively remote control their game, bandwidth is a crucial issue.

Speaking to BBC News, OnLive’s chief executive Steve Perlman said that the project had overcome numerous hurdles during its decade-long development.

“The first thing we had to do was come up with a new form of video compression,” he said.

“We had to deal with the internet not working, the time delays that occur with different communication methods [e.g. wifi, broadband].”

Read More/Source: BBC News

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